10-29-2013, 06:45 PM
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Is my puppy playing with or attacking my cat?
Hi- new to this, hopefully someone has some advice for me. My husband and I have a 4 month old lab- FULL of energy, which we try to burn off. Every day when I get home, I walk the dog, and play fetch for at least 45 minutes, and when my husband gets home HE plays seek & find games for another half hour. The puppy seems to be tired, but as soon as we get inside, he keeps pouncing on the cat. The cat is 7 years old- he was GREAT with our previous dog, who recently passed away. He is NOT happy with the puppy- he won't claw him (he could). The puppy will run full speed at the cat, pin him down, and start mouthing him or biting his head. If the cat can get away he will, but lots of times he can't. He never seems to hurt the cat, but I am worried he will as he gets bigger. We keep putting him in his kennel for a break every time he does it and telling him no, we have tried to distract him as soon as he starts stalking the cat, and praising him for coming to us, we make sure the cat has high places to get away too...nothing is helping. We love our puppy, and we love our cat, and we want to make sure neither hurts the other. HELP